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January 30, 2012 2:40 pm
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As World Drafts Plan on Syria, Russia Continues it’s Support for Assad

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Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Photo: wiki commons.

The Guardian –  Hillary Clinton, William Hague and Alain Juppé are due at the UN security council in New York on Tuesday to support an Arab League plan to end the violence in Syria and to try to overcome Russian-led opposition to a UN-backed demand for political change in Damascus.

As Syrian forces poured into Damascus districts to wrest them from rebel control, a joint European-Arab resolution calling for Bashar al-Assad to hand power to his deputy as a prelude to political transition won the support of the 10 security council member states necessary to force a vote.

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